No Headphone Adapter Needed For PhoneSuit’s New iPhone 5s Elite Battery Case


PhoneSuit’s Elite battery case crushed the field during a week-long test of battery cases for the iPhone 4 two years ago, thanks to its unmatched sleekness and, at the time, relatively large battery.

The company has finally released an iPhone 5/s version of the case, with a revised form factor but the same 2100 mAh capacity.

While other cases may have caught up in the power-per-millimeters of thickness ratio, the Elite still has a trick up its sleeve: Unlike, say, Mophie’s cases, the Elite doesn’t require the use of a headphone adapter.

The case features a large cutout along the bottom edge that allows headphones to be plugged straight into the iPhone — and it looks like it’ll even work with most angled headphone jacks.

Also interesting is that PhoneSuit says the case can fully charge a depleted iPhone in less that two-hours.

Other notable features, most of which are retained from the original: five-bar LED fuel gauge, flush power/fuel gauge button and charge/sync via a bottom-mounted micro-USB port.

The PhoneSuit Elite iPhone 5/s battery case is available now for $100, but currently only from PhoneSuit’s own website.

  • Firocity

    I want one! Looking forward to reviews.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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